Who dares to say Saigon has no autumn?
Saigon is a typical tropical city with two distinctive seasons, the dry and the rainy seasons. It definitely has no autumn as such. However, to some romantic Saigonese, their hometown does have fall in a sense.
The autumn in Saigon is not like that in the capital Hanoi where hoa sua (milk flowers) spread their fragrance and cool breeze blow.
Instead, Saigon in autumn comes in the form of rows of loc vung (Barringtonia acutangula) trees turning yellows.
Under the sun, leaves slowly fall on the streets. Saigonese then enjoy a cup of morning filter coffee which drizzles away to give way to a clear blue sky.
The following are some photos which depict the “autumn” in Saigon that is said to be hard-to-find moments in town. SGT
|Yellow leaves cover a path sandwiched between two rows of trees – Photos: Thanh Hoa|
|Leaves turn yellow.|
|A cleaner collecting yellow leaves.|
|That’s how Saigonese enjoy the cozy “autumn” moments.|
|Old leaves fall and young buds grow.|
While many people arrive in the capital for the purpose of studying or working, plenty decide to spend the rest of their life there just because of Hanoi’s unique specialties that make the city so special during the autumn.
An attractive Hanoi in autumn has always resonated deep feelings on those who fall in love with the one-thousand-year-old capital city.